Benguet asked to intervene in civil case Rubyloida Bitog-A A +A
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
THE Provincial Government of Benguet was asked to mediate in the ongoing civil case on a land dispute filed under the Regional Trial Court.
Provincial Legal Officer Danio Bolislis recently asked the board to give authority to Governor Nestor Fongwan to represent the province in the mediation of the case.
The complainants are S.P. Tabanda Inc.; heirs of Santiago Tabanda; and Elena Tabanda.
The defendants are spouses of Salvador and Merced Aspuria, Severo Versoza, Virgil Versoza, heirs of Marcelo Bolislis, spouses Bolislis Allan, and Milay Allan. The case is for the recovery of possession of real property, injunction and damages.
Bolislis stated they learned the subject of this civil case is a lot in Km. 5, La Trinidad wherein a parcel of it was being occupied by Jollibee Fastfood Chain. The subject of the case is owned by the Province of Benguet through a certificate of transfer from Benguet State University.
The legal officer further stated the province gained the lot through deed of exchange of properties with BSU. However, BSU earlier issued a certification that the area is not included in its property. With this, it resulted to several claimants to the property.
With the new knowledge that the property is owned by the province, the regional trial court motioned the officials to intervene in order to come up with a feasible solution.
Bolislis said the property is owned by the province; therefore, it is its right to claim the property.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 18, 2012.